17-08 Segment 1: Antibiotics and Farm Animals

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Antibiotic resistance may mean some infections are untreatable in the future. To combat this bacterial evolution, new federal rules went into effect on January 1 that restrict use of antibiotics in food animals, where the majority of US antibiotics are consumed. Critics worry the rules don’t go far enough. Experts on both sides of the issue discuss.

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16-32 Segment 1: Drinking Water Safety

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Synopsis: Most people assume their drinking water is safe However, many chemicals, especially new ones, are unregulated by the EPA, and thousands of water systems serving millions of people have lead levels higher than standards allow. Experts explain the danger of lead, especially to children, and other chemicals that may be in drinking water.

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